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gypsum weed seeds

Gypsum weed seeds

Botanical Name
Datura stramonium

Germination/Sowing
The seeds germinate easily and can be sown indoors in flats and transplanted out once all danger of frost has passed.

Plant Family
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)

Hardiness Zone
2-11

Native Range
Central and South America

Gypsum weed seeds

Suda, K., Komatsu, K., and Hashimoto, K. A histopathological study on the islets of Langerhans and ductal epithelial metaplasia in atrophic lobuli of pancreas. Acta Pathol.Jpn. 1976;26(5):561-572. View abstract.

Jimenez-Mejias, M. E., Fernandez, A., Montano-Diaz, M., and Gonzalez de la Puente MA. [Anticholinergic syndrome from poisoning by Datura stramonium]. Med.Clin.(Barc.) 7-6-1991;97(6):237. View abstract.

Alebiowu, G., Femi-Oyewo, M. N., Elujoba, A. A., and Ojo, O. S. Toxicity studies on Datura metel L. with reference to official stramonium. J Herb.Pharmacother. 2007;7(1):1-12. View abstract.

Kotwica, M. and Czerczak, S. The pattern of poisonings with substance of abuse in Poland (1997-1998). Przegl.Lek. 2001;58(4):237-239. View abstract.

Dosing

Marc, B., Martis, A., Moreau, C., Arlie, G., Kintz, P., and Leclerc, J. [Acute Datura stramonium poisoning in an emergency department]. Presse Med. 2007;36(10 Pt 1):1399-1403. View abstract.

Montcriol, A., Kenane, N., Delort, G., Asencio, Y., and Palmier, B. [Intentional Datura stramonium intoxication: an unknown etiology of mydriasis]. Ann.Fr.Anesth.Reanim. 2007;26(9):810-813. View abstract.

Arouko, H., Matray, M. D., Braganca, C., Mpaka, J. P., Chinello, L., Castaing, F., Bartou, C., and Poisot, D. [Voluntary poisoning by ingestion of Datura stramonium. Another cause of hospitalization in youth seeking strong sensations]. Ann.Med.Interne (Paris) 2003;154 Spec No 1:S46-S50. View abstract.

Side Effects

Dewitt, M. S., Swain, R., and Gibson, L. B., Jr. The dangers of jimson weed and its abuse by teenagers in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia. W.V.Med J 1997;93(4):182-185. View abstract.

Down syndrome: People with Down syndrome might be especially sensitive to the dangerous side effects of jimson weed.